Winston-Salem Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Population

658,195

+4.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$44,589

Median Home Price

$152,905

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Best Places to Live in Winston-Salem Metro Area, North Carolina

Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Winston-Salem metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Economic decline
-Entertainment
-Educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


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Country:
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State: North Carolina
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Metro Area: Winston-Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Winston-Salem, High Point, 30 total
Zip Codes: 27284, 27106, 27107, 27360, 27105, 27292, 27127, 27295, 27103, 27104, 38 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Winston-Salem Metro Area is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Winston-Salem Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Winston-Salem Metro Area's cost of living is 10.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Winston-Salem Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Winston-Salem metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
The Winston metro area voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Winston-Salem Metro Area's population is 658,195 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Winston-Salem Metro Area is $152,905. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Winston-Salem Metro Area public schools spend $8,802 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Winston-Salem Metro Area. More Education


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27284, 27106, 27107, 27360, 27105, 27292, 27127, 27295, 27103, 27104, 38 total

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